Sport: Whoopee for the Proettes

When Golfer Kathrynne Ann Whitworth took over as president of the Ladies Professional Golf Association last year, the women's tour was faltering. Since the 1968 season, the number of tournaments had dropped from 32 to 21, the total prize money from $536,000 to $475,000. The problem was not performance; if anything, the ladies were playing better than ever. Trouble was, the women lacked the publicity heaped on the men golfers—and they also suffered from what one L.P.G.A. official calls a lingering "Tugboat Annie image." In her call for a facelift, Kathy Whitworth explained...

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